Greenwich Time: Greenwich Academy eighth-grader Maryanne Grace wins Caroline Dym '18 FAA Memorial Golf Tournament
Congratulations to Mary Grace Farrell, who took second place in the Caroline Dym '18 Golf Tournament! This article originally appeared in the Greenwich Time; to read it in full, please visit the newspaper's website.
Maryanne Grace not only earned a spot in the Greenwich Academy golf team’s lineup as an eighth-grader, she absolutely excelled this spring.
Monday, Grace’s first season as a member of the Gators concluded and she couldn’t have scripted a better ending.
Shooting an even-par 35 over nine holes at The Round Hill Club’s challenging course, Grace won the Caroline Dym ‘18 FAA Memorial Tournament.
“It feels great, I’m so excited and it’s a great way to end the season with an awesome team,” Grace said.
Sacred Heart Greenwich sophomore MaryGrace Farrell finished second, carding a 1-over-par 36, while Greenwich Academy junior Katie Dzialga, GA senior Emmy Sammons and Sammie Bobman of Rye Country Day School tied for third at 5-over 40.
Grace birdied the par-3 sixth hole and the par-4 ninth hole at Round Hill Monday. She also sank five parr putts on her way to shooting an impressive 35.
“Actually, I had never played the whole nine all the way through, so it was really nice to play here today,” Grace said. “It got really dark on the eighth hole and the ninth hole it started raining a lot, which made the second shot tricky. Other than that, it was great.”
Greenwich Academy coach Patrick Dwyer saw Grace perform beyond her years all season.
“I am so impressed with her performance,” Dwyer said of Grace. “To finish with a birdie — she was 2-under over the last four holes — that was great to see. The future for her is unlimited and she loves to play. Obviously, she’s competitive. She shot a 74 when it was 40 degrees colder (Pippy O’Connor tourney) and I am thrilled with her for this result.”
Monday’s FAA individual champion began golfing as a 10-year-old.
“My dad got me into playing golf, but I wanted to anyway when I was little,” said Grace, plans on competing in Met PGA tournaments and possibly some AJGA events over the summer. “Playing on this team was so much fun, everyone was super nice and I loved being able to play with so many new people at so many courses.”
Farrell holed birdie putts on the par-5 second hole and the par-3 third hole.
“I was able to capitalize on the only par 5 on the front nine,” Farrell said. “My mid-range irons were consistent for me. My putting was a little off, but I was able to recover. It was a really fun round, we got caught up with a little bit of rain on 8, but it was a great round with great girls.”
Farrell helped key a Tigers squad that posted a record of 8-6.
“We started off the season strong with a win at Taft and we have some really great, young players. Competing in this tournament against such good competition was a good way to end the season.”
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